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Rivah Visitor's Guide

One Woman's Opinion

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imageLife and love in the rural tidewater area of Virginia is a common thread that runs through nearly all of Mary Wakefield Buxton's books. The push and pull of old and new, North and South, man and woman, life and death, are discovered, illuminated and reflected upon in each of them. Such is the heart and soul of a writer.


French Connection, Part 7
A day trip inland to the city of Arles on the Rhone River was next. Arles, “marsh” in Latin, well described the low land reclaimed by the Romans to build their town. More extraordinary Roman ruins; amazing to see the Roman coliseum in Arles was in better condition than the one in Rome.


French Connection, Part 6
imageA trip by private van to Cassis, a small harbor village on the Med was next. What an experience. Our driver was a madman who, whenever excited (about the coming election), he flung his arms up to the sky in furious passion leaving the steering wheel to steer itself.


French Connection, Part 5
A visit to Avignon took our hearty group of 14 travelers to the Rhone River. There we visited the impressive “Palace of the Popes” made up of two distinct buildings built in different ages and architecture, but connected by history and site.


French Connection, Part 4
imageIf the American presidential election had not been enough to bear last year, I found myself smack dab in the midst of the French presidential campaign. I had to listen to the same old dogmas: the left promising bigger government and lifelong benefits to everyone, whether employed or not, paid for by higher taxes on working citizens.


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